Don Poulton  

U of Michigan by Don Poulton

March 2020 - U of Michigan

March 2020 - Don Poulton

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About the Image(s)

Hi everyone. Through the years, I've visited and photographed buildings on many university campuses in the US and Canada. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2015, I captured this example of Gothic architecture using the standard 2 stop brackets. I processed the images in Nik HDR Efex Pro, and then back in Lightroom, I straightened the perspective and cropped slightly. Enjoy!

11 comments posted

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
Very nice rendition of the building. I like the way you've brought out the textures in the bricks and the details.   Posted: 03/13/2020 11:22:00

Richard White   Richard White
Don, the final result is very nice. I agree with Marti, in the way you brought out the textures in the buildings.   Posted: 03/13/2020 15:19:35
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks Marti and Richard.   Posted: 03/13/2020 15:32:06

Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
I agree as well. Bricks look great.   Posted: 03/15/2020 11:18:35

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
The textures in the bricks and overall details are really very good. What I don't care for is the half building on the left. Might you have stepped back and included the entire building or stepped in closer and elimnated that entirely?

Otherwise an excellent image.   Posted: 03/15/2020 13:36:17

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks, Beverly. Actually, the part you see on the left is a portion of the same building, it runs for several hundred feet further in that direction. Maybe I could have chosen a different perspective, but in checking my files, I didn't do that. Perhaps a crop to remove as much as possible of that part?   Posted: 03/16/2020 09:39:08
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Go Big BLUE!!

I love this building! Of course I am an alum so I have to love it!!

Now to the image. Getting"clean" shots of building on a old campus like Michigan is really hard because as you say the blend together and have all those wings. Having been there I really like the picture, it is like a walk down memory lane in springtime,or early fall on a football weekend. You captured this feeling quite well and since you couldn't get rid of the left side portion of the building it is best to keep it. I'm, not a big fan of HDR but you make it work quite nicely in this image. The building looks like it has been kept up and very inviting. Sometimes those old building look a bit worn.

I would offer two to suggestions and would like to know if you approve. First to crop those random leaves on the top left and second to croop up from the bottom to remove thatlittle bit of curb onthe right.   Posted: 03/16/2020 18:30:04
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks, Larry, and in response, I offer the following crop. I restored the left side and cropped the curb. Then I was wondering if you meant the leaves on the top right. I used the Lightroom spot removal tool (necessary to avoid cropping the thin spire at the top of the building) and cropped to remove these. What do you think?   Posted: 03/17/2020 14:43:19
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Yep, you got the leaves i was talking about.
I think you did a fine job with this new version. I liked the first one, but this is much better.

If you have more from UM I'd love to seem them.
I'll drop by again.   Posted: 03/17/2020 17:09:50
Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Thanks. I'll remember to put up another from UM in this group next month.   Posted: 03/17/2020 20:30:40

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
Very well done, I really like the details in bricks. I'm glad to see all the lines are straight. All the colors compliment the building. The sky could use some clouds.   Posted: 03/27/2020 13:21:38


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